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Uniform Title A brief history of time (Motion picture)
Title A brief history of time [videorecording]/ Janus Films ; an Anglia Television & Gordon Freedman production ; an Errol Morris film ; produced by David Hickman ; directed by Errol Morris ; produced in association with NBC, Tokyo Broadcasting System, & Channel Four, UK.

Publication Info. [United States] : The Criterion Collection, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD, Non-Fiction    92 HAWKING,S BRI    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch DVD    92 HAWKING,S BRI    Available
Description 1 videodisc (84 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (single folded sheet)
Playing Time 012400
Description two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
digital optical surround Dolby Digital 5.1 rda
NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Series The Criterion collection ; 699
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 699.
System Details DVD, NTSC, region 1, wide screen (1.85:1) aspect ratio, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language Closed-captioned; English dialogue; English subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Performer With: Stephen Hawking ; Interviewees: Isobel Hawking, Janet Humphrey, Mary Hawking, Basil King, Derek Powney, Norman Dix, Robert Berman, Gordon Berry, Roger Penrose, Dennis Sciama, John Wheeler, Brandon Carter, John Taylor, Kip Thorne, Don Page, Christopher Isham, Brian Whitt, Raymond LaFlamme.
Credits Directors of photography, John Bailey, Stefan Czapsky ; editor, Brad Fuller ; original music composed by Philip Glass ; music produced by Kurt Munkasci ; production designer, Ted Bafaloukos ; executive producer, Gordon Freedman.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1991.
Contents Eleven ways -- A complicated mind -- One thousand hours -- Cold year -- Reprieved -- Penrose's discovery -- Black holes -- God plays dice -- Gravitational forces -- Time -- Equalizer -- The big crunch -- Infinite possibilities -- Color bars.
Audience MPAA rating: G.
Summary "Errol Morris turns his camera on one of the most fascinating men in the world: the pioneering astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, afflicted by a debilitating motor neuron disease that has left him without a voice or the use of his limbs. An adroitly crafted tale of personal adversity, professional triumph, and cosmological inquiry, Morris's documentary examines the way the collapse of Hawking's body has been accompanied by the untrammeled broadening of his imagination. Telling the man's incredible story through the voices of his colleagues and loved ones, while making dynamically accessible some of the theories in Hawking's best-selling book of the same name, A Brief History of Time is at once as small as a single life and as big as the ever-expanding universe."--Publisher description.
Note Special features: interview with director Errol Morris ; interview with cinematographer John Bailey ; booklet featuring an essay by critic David Sterritt.
Subject Hawking, Stephen, 1942-
Hawking, Stephen, 1942- Brief history of time.
Astrophysicists -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Biographical films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Morris, Errol, film director.
Hickman, David (Film director), film producer.
Bailey, John, 1942 August 10- cinematographer.
Czapsky, Stefan, cinematographer.
Fuller, Brad (Bradley), film editor.
Glass, Philip, composer.
Bafaloukos, Ted, production designer.
Hawking, Stephen, 1942-
Janus Films, production company.
Anglia Television, production company.
National Broadcasting Company, production company.
Tōkyō Hōsō, production company.
Channel Four (Great Britain), production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), film distributor.
ISBN 9781604658484
Standard No. 715515117715
Music No. CC2366D The Criterion Collection
CC2366DDVD The Criterion Collection
CC2343BDDVD-2 The Criterion Collection

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